Optimization of an Expanded Nigeria Electricity Grid System using Economic Load Dispatch

BURAIMOH, Elutunji and EJIDOKUN, Temitayo Olutimi and AYAMOLOWO, Oladimeji Joseph (2017) Optimization of an Expanded Nigeria Electricity Grid System using Economic Load Dispatch. ABUAD Journal of Engineering Research and Development (AJERD), 1 (1). pp. 1-6.

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The objective of an economical and reliable power system is to ensure that customer’s load requirements are met at a reduced cost of generation. Economic Load Dispatch (ELD) determines the power output of each thermal power plant, which minimizes the overall cost of fuel needed to serve the entire system load. This study carried out an optimization analysis on the economical distribution of loads on the existing and expanded thermal plants. The optimization analysis was carried out by formulating ELD problem using MATLAB software packages. This was with a view of developing a dynamic load scheduling between the aforementioned, in order to reduce cost, enhance overall performance and reliability of the system. The obtained result shows it is efficient and costeffective to operate and generate power in the expanded grid. Correspondingly, the expansion of the grid to include new thermal plants of Olorunsogo, Omotoso and Geregu eased the load stress on the old plants of Afam, Egbin, Sapele and Ughelli: thereby mitigating the effect of power transmission loss and offsetting the total cost of generation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost Analysis, Economic Load Dispatch, Load Demand, Optimization and Transmission Loss
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 12:18
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/257

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